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Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 461,730
Posted By phobe
Quoted for posterity.

Quoted for posterity.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 34,210
Posted By phobe
Mine is eating front tires in about 3500 miles. I...

Mine is eating front tires in about 3500 miles. I corner it pretty hard and it cups the hell out of the front tire.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,497
Posted By phobe
Thanks for visiting. Still have it... haven't...

Thanks for visiting. Still have it... haven't ridden it much this year. It's great fun around town but too buzzy for the highway. I have my VFR1200 for the highway though.

Can't decide if I want...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 34,210
Posted By phobe
Mine is really hard on front tires. I corner it...

Mine is really hard on front tires. I corner it pretty hard and it has a sporty front-end weight bias. It cups front tires. They don't look worn out at a glance but 4 or 5000 miles and they need to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 31,363
Posted By phobe
I've done 3000 mile road trips, gravel,...

I've done 3000 mile road trips, gravel, trackdays, dragstrip (high 10s are possible) 2up, you name it. Range could be better but it has never been an issue. 275km to a tank is typical with aggressive...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,497
Posted By phobe
Still waiting to see this project.... Still...

Still waiting to see this project.... Still going? Some day I might have to send you boys my engine.

I just did a new chain and sprockets. I like gooooooold!
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 23,816
Posted By phobe
Multistragusta

Multistragusta
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,497
Posted By phobe
After a long winter I finished my GB500 (GB601 ;)...

After a long winter I finished my GB500 (GB601 ;) ) and updated the blog. CHeck it out:

http://gb500tt.blogspot.ca/
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,497
Posted By phobe
Any progress, photos? :ear

Any progress, photos? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,576
Posted By phobe
I have a few extra GB parts I might get rid of....

I have a few extra GB parts I might get rid of. Supertrapp slip-on, Corbin saddle and pillion peg kit. I also have a dirtbike handlebar kit with risers. 2 extra carbs, etc etc.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 652,536
Posted By phobe
Or VFR1200 ;)

Or VFR1200 ;)
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 34,210
Posted By phobe
Pay no mind to the haters. This is a bike that...

Pay no mind to the haters. This is a bike that will be looked back on in a decade as a classic that was underappreciated and misunderstood.

At 8 grand you stole it.

Check my blog for mod...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,497
Posted By phobe
I'll be following this thread closely.... I...

I'll be following this thread closely....

I just bought a really clean 1990 GB and it came with a box of extras. Someone installed a Mikuni 38mm roundslide carb, plus I have the stock CV unit. The...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 652,536
Posted By phobe
I'd buy the hell out of one. I don't care...

I'd buy the hell out of one.

I don't care what the HP and weight is, this is a bike I'd buy on looks alone. Only thing I don't like is all the ABS junk cluttering up the front end.

This time...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 89,646
Posted By phobe
I came close to buying the C3 but the sizes just...

I came close to buying the C3 but the sizes just didn't quite work for me. The large felt good except for an immediate hot spot at the top of my forehead. The XL didn't cause the hot spot but also...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 592,505
Posted By phobe
Honda guy at Calgary motorcycle show says no...

Honda guy at Calgary motorcycle show says no Xtourer for Canada. He says the price would have to be well over 20 grand for them to make a business case which would price it out of the market. Also,...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,377
Posted By phobe
I'm not talking about money I'm talking about...

I'm not talking about money I'm talking about respect. You can get a good deal without being a douche.
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,377
Posted By phobe
Sounds like a great way to foster resentment and...

Sounds like a great way to foster resentment and distrust while proving how much of an asshole you are. God forbid you need your dealer to stick their neck out for you with their DPSM on a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,355
Posted By phobe
30 Chinese pocket bikes

30 Chinese pocket bikes
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-04-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 328,895
Posted By phobe
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TOgYdrSmVmQ/S8sycVnjR1I/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TOgYdrSmVmQ/S8sycVnjR1I/AAAAAAAAAC4/VIu31yyG8KQ/s1600/IMG_0757.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-04-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 596,563
Posted By phobe
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bfW2rhgFWhQ/Tj3TpcZdncI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bfW2rhgFWhQ/Tj3TpcZdncI/AAAAAAAAAco/nOCJBDlGPuw/s1600/motorcycle+trip+004.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-04-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 830,951
Posted By phobe
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6j72K44AsMs/Tj3S0vCLhiI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6j72K44AsMs/Tj3S0vCLhiI/AAAAAAAAAcc/VKWwePEhaGY/s1600/motorcycle+trip+001.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 57,739
Posted By phobe
How much fuel do you usually put in your 800 when...

How much fuel do you usually put in your 800 when you fill up? On my 1200 I typically go 225-250 Kms or so then put 13-15L in the tank. The couple of times I've run it close to dry I've got 300Kms or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 57,739
Posted By phobe
You've got this bass-ackwards. The moderately...

You've got this bass-ackwards. The moderately sized bike was obsolete and the tooling and development cost was probably paid for 10 years ago. Every VFR800 they sold was probably pure profit. The...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 57,739
Posted By phobe
btw at 10 grand, you'd be insane not to buy one.

btw at 10 grand, you'd be insane not to buy one.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 57,739
Posted By phobe
Before calling it a failure, consider that this...

Before calling it a failure, consider that this bike is sold in markets other than the US. It's been a top seller in Europe and the UK since day 1.
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,645
Posted By phobe
Might not be this year, but I WILL buy a 2012...

Might not be this year, but I WILL buy a 2012 Guzzi V7 Special. Can't explain why, but I want one. Never owned or desired a Guzzi.... never owned anything but a Honda for that matter.
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 592,505
Posted By phobe
unbolt the hanger, loosen the clamp and swing...

unbolt the hanger, loosen the clamp and swing the muffler out of the way. BFD.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 35,459
Posted By phobe
So you use street performance as a measuring...

So you use street performance as a measuring stick for 250 dual-sports but not 1200 beasts? You cite the new Honda's steel frame as a disadvantage VS the WR but you reckon the XT is at a disadvantage...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 35,459
Posted By phobe
You've got me on the fanboy thing... I love my...

You've got me on the fanboy thing... I love my Hondas.

What are buyers looking for in the 250 class of dual-sport bikes? Maximum high-tech and ultimate performance? How about durability and low...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 592,505
Posted By phobe
So far the double-clutch transmission motorcycle...

So far the double-clutch transmission motorcycle designs from other manufacturers have not offered a better solution.

Oh wait...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 592,505
Posted By phobe
The upper caliper is the rear brake, the lower...

The upper caliper is the rear brake, the lower caliper is the parking brake which you'll only see on the automatic versions. Same as the VFR1200F DCT.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 35,459
Posted By phobe
Thank you for the balanced and comprehensive...

Thank you for the balanced and comprehensive evaluation now that you've seen a couple pictures.

Why don't you think the 129hp V4 Crosstourer with its aluminum chassis will out-do the 100hp twin...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5,570
Views: 1,079,890
Posted By phobe
I like the false "tank" on these bikes that...

I like the false "tank" on these bikes that contains a big storage compartment.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,327
Posted By phobe
http://vfr1200fa.blogspot.com/2011/11/2012-vfr1200...

http://vfr1200fa.blogspot.com/2011/11/2012-vfr1200f-whats-new.html
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 592,505
Posted By phobe
Every time I see a phony adventurer on a phony...

Every time I see a phony adventurer on a phony adventure bike there's at least 200lbs of crap strapped to it so what's 25 lbs here or there?

The 1200GS may be rated at 505lbs but when have you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 67,582
Posted By phobe
Has anyone said "loud pipes save lives"? Or...

Has anyone said "loud pipes save lives"?

Or what about "ABS makes you an inferior rider"
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,448
Posted By phobe
That's one beef I have with the VFR. I'm only...

That's one beef I have with the VFR. I'm only 5'9" and my knees get cramped. (I have shitty knees, but still...)
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,448
Posted By phobe
That's actually pretty far from the truth. Each...

That's actually pretty far from the truth. Each cylinder has it's own crankpin, arranged in 2 pairs, each offset by 28 degrees. They fire in quick pairs, 105 degrees apart. The firing order is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,448
Posted By phobe
A lot of people miss the point with the VFR1200....

A lot of people miss the point with the VFR1200. It's just a big sportbike with shaft drive and a little more comfort.

Imagine this: 2 years ago, Honda announces that they will release a direct...
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